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Definition of the noun aerosol

What does aerosol mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: aerosols

  1. a cloud of solid or liquid particles in a gas
    • lexical domain: Natural Phenomena - nouns denoting natural phenomena
    • more generic word: cloud = any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
    • more specific words:
      • fog = droplets of water vapor suspended in the air near the ground
      • haze = atmospheric moisture or dust or smoke that causes reduced visibility
      • smoke / fume = a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas
  2. a dispenser that holds a substance under pressure and that can release it as a fine spray (usually by means of a propellant gas)
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of aerosol: aerosol bomb / aerosol can / aerosol container / spray can
    • more generic word: dispenser = a container so designed that the contents can be used in prescribed amounts
    • more specific term: pepper spray = a nonlethal aerosol spray made with the pepper derivative oleoresin capiscum; used to cause temporary blindness and incapacitate an attacker

Alternative definition of the noun aerosol


  1. A gaseous or airborne cloud of particulate matter, either as a solid, liquid, or gas, which forces another substance out of a spray can.
  2. [physical chemistry] A colloidal system in which the dispersed phase is composed of either solid or liquid particles and in which the dispersal medium is some gas, usually air.

Specialised definition of the noun aerosol

Glossary of pesticide

system of fine solid or liquid particles (<30pm diam.) dispersed in a gas

  • note: Aerosol cans using an inert compressed propellant are a common means of dispensing insecticides for domestic use.

Definition of the adjective aerosol

What does aerosol mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more aerosol / most aerosol

  1. In a gaseous or airborne cloud of particulate matter, either solid, liquid, or gas


  1. "Aerosol" is a musical album of Una Bomba.
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  2. "Aerosol" is a musical EP of Rasmus Rasmussen.
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Phrases with Aerosol

  1. aerosol can
  2. aerosol bomb
  3. aerosol container

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Aerosol

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Google previewCardiopulmonary Pharmacology for Respiratory Care (2011)

by Jahangir Moini

Aerosols An aerosol is a liquid or fine powder that is sprayed in a fine mist. In pharmacy, aerosols are frequently used as medication...

An example of an aerosol is the bronchodilator albuterol. Magmas Magmas contain particles in a liquid ...

Google previewCleaning with Solvents: Science and Technology (2013)

by John Durkee

AEROSOL—HOW. IT'S. PRODUCED. The condition which produces an aerosol is a high...

Rather, an aerosol is a suspension4 of fine liquid5 droplets in a slowly moving gas stream. These droplets can be sub-microscopic in size ...

Google previewTheoretical and Mathematical Foundations of Human Health Risk Analysis (2012)

Biophysical Theory of Environmental Health Science by Douglas J. Crawford-Brown

If the pollutant is contained within a particle, the important characteristic of the aerosol is the distribution of the mass concentration (the grams per cm3 contributed by particles in each size range). If the pollutant is contained on the surface of a ...

Google previewChemical Warfare Agents (2007)

Toxicology and Treatment by Timothy T. Marrs, Robert L. Maynard, Frederick Sidell

An aerosol has been defined by Muir (1972): The word aerosol is a general name referring to any atmosphere containing particles which remain airborne for a reasonable length of time and is used to describe all particles that can be inhaled ...

Google previewClimate change information on three air pollutants' climate effects and emissions trends : report to Congressional requesters.

Since sulfate aerosol is a climate cooling agent, it is likely that reductions in sulfur dioxide emissions will result in some warming, at least at a regional level. Black carbon is being addressed indirectly through measures designed to reduce ...

Google previewTotal-Reflection X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis and Related Methods (2014)

by Reinhold Klockenkämper, Alex von Bohlen

The relevant aerosol is the mixture of these grains and drops suspended in the atmosphere and can be man-made or natural. They can influence precipitation in particular and even the climate seen as a whole; moreover, they can affect ...

Google previewMachining of Polymer Composites (2009)

by Jamal Ahmad

It is noted that the major routes of exposure involve both dermal and inhalation, while the major sources of exposure include aerosols, dust, and gaseous compounds. An aerosol is a group of particles suspended in a gaseous medium.

Google previewParticle Size Analysis In Pharmaceutics And Other Industries: Theory And Practice (2005)

Theory And Practice by Clive Washington

An aerosol is a small particle or droplet suspended in air. There are two main areas in which aerosols are of interest in pharmaceutics; these are the counting and analysis of airborne particle contamination, in the validation and quality control ...

Google previewColloidal Silica (2005)

Fundamentals and Applications by Horacio E. Bergna, William O. Roberts

An aerosol is a colloidal dispersion of particles in gas. Fumed or pyrogenic oxides, also known in the case of silica as aerosols, are ...

Google previewPediatric Respiratory Medicine (2008)

by Lynn M. Taussig, Louis I. Landau

An aerosol is a biphasic system containing a gaseous phase and a particulate phase. In other words, it is a gaseous suspension: a gas containing solid and/or liquid particles.3 The definition of a particle is a body with a defined solid or liquid ...

Google previewRecent Advances in Aerosol Research (2013)

A Bibliographical Review by C. N. Davies

AN AEROSOL is a gas, usually air, throughout which a number of particles are distributed. The size of the particles ranges from aggregates of a few molecules, in the case of ions and highly dispersed synthetic aerosols, up to 100 u or more in ...

Google previewResearch Priorities for Airborne Particulate Matter (1999)

II. Evaluating Research Progress and Updating the Portfolio by Committee on Research Priorities for Airborne Particulate Matter, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Commission on Life Sciences, Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council

An aerosol is a suspension of a solid or liquid particles in a gas. to evaluating the scientific knowledge and policy-relevant information that is EVALUATING RESEARCH IMPLEMENTATION AND PROGRESS 27 2 EVALUATING RESEARCH ...

Google previewManual of Gynecologic Surgery (2012)

by Byron Masterson

An aerosol is a suspension of liquid particles in a gas. Aerosols are generated by atomizers (if the liquid particles are of different sizes) and nebulizers (if the liquid particles are of uniform size). Increased airway resistance is expected with ...

Google previewSafety in the school science laboratory (1977)

instructor's resource guide by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Division of Training & Manpower Development

Aerosols present a very significant inhalation hazard in the science laboratory. An aerosol is a dispersion of solid or liquid particles in air. Aerosols are produced by pouring or stirring liquids and by handling NOTES INSTRUCTION powders or ...

Google previewTurfgrass Physiology and Ecology (2011)

Advanced Management Principles by Gregory E. Bell

An aerosol is a suspension of fine solid or liquid particles in a gas. Aerosols are the cause of atmospheric diffusion. Light quality is not the same as light quantity. Light quality is the spectral distribution of light striking an object. It could be a very ...

Google previewAn Evaluation of the Natural Radionuclides, Beryllium-7, Lead-210, Polonium-210, and Bismuth-210, as Tracers of Atmospheric Aerosols (2008)

An aerosol is a system of particulate matter, liquid or solid, uniformly suspended in a gas. Atmospheric aerosols are particulate matter, liquid or solid, suspended in air. Generally the atmospheric aerosols' size (in diameter) ranges from a few ...

Google previewNon-covalent Interactions (2010)

Theory and Experiment by Pavel Hobza, Klaus Müller-Dethlefs

Generally, an aerosol is a multiphase system composed of solid or liquid particles suspended within a gas phase. The two phases are coupled, with changes in the composition or temperature of the gas phase affecting the behaviour of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2011)

by Dr. Stephen H. Schneider, Dr. Michael Mastrandrea, Terry L. Root

Individual aerosol particles are members of what is termed a population. A way of looking at the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Optical Engineering: Abe-Las, pages 1-1024 (2003)

by Ronald G. Driggers

Kopeika Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel INTRODUCTION Atmospheric blur is caused by both optical turbulence and aerosol small angle forward scatter of light. The latter is also known as the " adjacency effect" as ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences (2014)

by Gerald R. North, John A. Pyle, Fuqing Zhang

aerosol size they are almost directly proportional to total aerosol volume including even the smallest aerosol present. While this limits the information content of these measurements by themselves, it is clear that the combination of visible/ near ...

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Scrabble value of A1E1R1O1S1O1L1

The value of this 7-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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